Articles Tagged ‘Madrid’

Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Spain’s high-speed rail network is growing. How big is the current air market between Madrid and Valencia and how much is it likely to suffer? We take a look at what has happened previously on other HSR links such as Madrid – Barcelona and Paris – Strasbourg.

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe's major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe’s major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

With 10 months of data for 2010 we take a closer look at how Europe’s top 16 airports have performed year-on-year. Which is the only one not to have grown in any month so far this year? And which two airports just escaped this fate thanks to October growth?

The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared

The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared

We compare day return air fares for this week and next February across seven European countries and see if LCCs are really that much cheaper than legacy carriers. Which route has the cheapest fares and which airline is the most expensive?


Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter

Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter

The ‘new’ Vueling operates a fleet of 37 A320s but how seasonal is demand? Which are the airline’s busiest country markets and what is unusual about its UK flights? Which new routes are being started this winter?

Ryanair starts Barcelona base to take on Vueling; Iberia dominant only in Madrid; airberlin still rules in Palma

Ryanair starts Barcelona base to take on Vueling; Iberia dominant only in Madrid; airberlin still rules in Palma

Ryanair started Barcelona El Prat operations this week as it took another step towards dethroning Iberia as the leading airline in Spain. Which carriers are number one at other Spanish airports and how quickly are Spanish airports growing this year?

Ciudad Real welcomes first international scheduled flight; Ryanair to serve London Stansted three times per week

Ciudad Real welcomes first international scheduled flight; Ryanair to serve London Stansted three times per week

Spain’s biggest private airport greeted its first Ryanair flight last week and anna.aero was on board. Which other airlines and routes have been operated from the airport serving the La Mancha region of central Spain?


New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

As Star Alliance member Spanair has come under new controlling ownership, the airline changes network strategies and launches a large number of new routes this year. Which are Spanair’s new country markets? How important is the domestic market? And what is going on with the airline’s old MD80s?

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?

Asia, Europe and North America's top routes experience different levels of competition; Asia most competitive

Asia, Europe and North America’s top routes experience different levels of competition; Asia most competitive

How much competition is there on some of the world’s busiest routes? Which European route is still the busiest despite a 40% drop in traffic? And just how many carriers are there on India’s busiest domestic route?


Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network

Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network

How have Madrid’s top 10 domestic destinations developed during the last decade? How much traffic has been lost to rail and on which route has Ryanair stimulated traffic by 30% in one year? Which Canary Island destination has seen the highest growth?

Air Comet’s demise reduces competition between Spain and South America

Air Comet’s demise reduces competition between Spain and South AmericaThis niche Spanish carrier ceased flying on 21 December. How extensive was its route network to South America and where else did it fly in 2008/09? How has Iberia responded to the airline’s failure?

Passengers increasingly let the train take the strain in Spain (on Madrid – Barcelona route)

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisMadrid to Barcelona was once the world’s busiest airport-pair but the emergence of a high-speed rail alternative last year has impacted traffic. By how much? And how have the competing airlines adjusted capacity?